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Senior Data Engineer (Europe)

The Block

The Block

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Data Science
Remote · Europe
Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2024
Company Overview: Founded in 2018 and headquartered in New York City, The Block has rapidly emerged as a key player in the digital asset domain, offering research, analysis, and news. Our global team provides round-the-clock coverage of the cryptocurrency landscape, merging insights from the digital assets sector with traditional finance, technology, government, and markets. Our reach extends to a diverse audience via our website, The Block Pro, podcasts, and events.
Job Description:
You will be responsible for managing, securing, and scaling our ETL infrastructure in AWS and GCP. You will also provide development support for various backend systems such as our CMS/API and ETL data pipeline.
An effective Data Engineer should be able to effectively communicate with the Product & Engineering team while developing/maintaining ETL pipelines that support our data and analytics product efforts. The ideal candidate must be able to prioritize tasks and complete them in a timely manner.

Key responsibilities

  • Collaborate with our engineers, researchers, executives, and designers to develop new data capabilities using database systems (SQL, PostgreSQL) and data warehousing solutions within AWS and GCP.
  • Process unstructured data into structured and clean data.
  • Collaborate with our DevOps and Research teams to leverage ETL systems to help users analyze data relevant to a specific business problems.
  • Utilize data APIs to enable data scientists and analysts to query important data.
  • Maintain the security and health of our data pipelines.
  • Conduct code reviews and engage in pair programming within the Agile Development lifecycle.
  • Contribute to CMS development and other backend systems using PHP and/or Python.
  • Work with MWAA (Airflow) and Redash.

Qualifications

  • 7 or more years experience in data pipeline engineering.
  • Familiarity with programming languages such as Python and Scala.
  • Knowledge about source control software such as git.
  • Knowledge of the workings of Redis, Redshift, and BigQuery.
  • Experience in Business Intelligence products such as Google Data Studio, Looker, Domo, or Tableau.
  • Experience using development environments such as Docker, Vagrant, Virtual Box or similar platform.
  • Knowledge of algorithms and data structures to support data filtering and data optimization.
  • Strong familiarity with Unix / Linux operating systems and general command-line knowledge.
  • Knowledge of digital assets, crypto, and blockchain technologies.

Nice to have

  • Experience with CI/CD tools to support developer lifecycle.
  • Collaborate with our engineers to build and maintain infrastructure required for feature development.
  • Provide development support for CMS and other backend systems.
  • Familiarity managing data pipelines in cloud infrastructure in AWS or other cloud providers (Azure, GCP.)
  • Familiarity with AWS infrastructure suite (ECS, Elasticache, RDS, ALB, EC2, IAM, Cloudsearch) or other distributed systems.
  • Familiarity managing resources with IaC tools such as Terraform, Ansible, Puppet, or Chef.
  • Knowledge of building Docker images.
  • Industry-standard certifications.
  • Experience with the Atlassian suite.
  • Proficiency in scripting.

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